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Facing a DUI charge can be a confusing experience. You may have endless questions about what it means and how it will impact your life. However, these questions might stem from common myths about DUI convictions. It’s important to recognize these misconceptions and set them straight so that you can protect your rights and know your options.

 

Myth #1: A DUI isn’t a major crime

Drunk driving is a punishable offense, and Wisconsin has begun cracking down on even first-time offenders. Penalties for a drunk driving offense include jail time, fines and a suspended driver’s license. Depending on your DUI history and level of blood alcohol concentration at the time of your arrest, you may face even harsher penalties. With these consequences in mind, it’s crucial not to ignore or brush off a DUI charge.

Myth #2: You can’t fight a DUI charge

When the evidence seems stacked against you, it can be easy to lose hope. However, fighting a DUI charge is entirely possible. Police are not immune from violating procedures or your constitutional rights. In addition, breath tests are not as reliable as you might think. In fact, there are numerous factors that can skew the results of a breath test and trigger a false positive.

Myth #3: Hiring a DUI lawyer isn’t worth it

A DUI charge can change your life. Losing your driving privileges can make it difficult to maintain a social life. Having to pay heavy fines can be a significant financial blow for some people. Jail time can separate you from friends and family alike. A DUI will also remain on your record and can affect current and future employment opportunities in some cases.

It’s not easy to defend yourself. That’s why having an experienced attorney at your side can ease the burden, confusion and stress that a DUI charge can have on you. They can help you understand the charges you’re facing and build a strong defense that may just minimize the impact that a DUI conviction can have on your life.

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